Hand Sizer

Dip felt hat cones in hot water to shrink cones.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Sizers do?

Dips felt hat cones in hot water to shrink cones and wrings them to remove excess water. Kneads cone to mat together and strengthen interlocking fibers. Rolls cone, using rolling pin, to remove wrinkles and smooth surface. Inserts and spreads hands inside cone to enlarge and shape it. Measures cone, using ruler, and repeats dipping and kneading process until cone has shrunk to specifications.

Should I be a Hand Sizer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Back Sizer, Die Sizer, Hand Salter, Hand Scudder, Sizer, Hand

    How to become a Hand Sizer

    Hand Sizers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hand Sizer-related education!
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